Day: July 17, 2013

Merck awarded blockbuster damages for Apotex’s patent infringementMerck awarded blockbuster damages for Apotex’s patent infringement



In December 2010, the pharmaceutical giant Merck won a major patent case against the generic pharmaceutical maker Apotox. In  Merck & Co v Apotex Inc, 2010 FC 1265, 91 CPR (4th) aff’d 2011 FCA 363, 102 CPR (4th) 321, Justice Snider found Merck’s ‘380 patent for the drug  lovastatin, a statin sold in Canada under the trade name MEVACOR, was valid and had been infringed. In a decision made public yesterday after a trial to determine damages, Merck & Co v Apotex Inc 2013 FC 751, Justice Snider ordered Apotex to pay Merck more than $180 million dollars in damages and interest.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-07-16Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-07-16



  • Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-07-15 ->
  • Internet ‘Data Scraping’: A Primer for Counseling Clients ht… http://t.co/feHC929w2w ->
  • RT @jamesmoore_org: Pic: Very humbled to see this as my new desk this morning. Will work hard to honour the privilege…. ->
  • RT McCarthy Tétrault’s IP litigators win more than $180 million judgment for Merck against Apotex for infringing Merck’s lovastatin patent ->
  • Irish Supreme court dismisses copyright appeal in software infringement case, Koger v O’Donnell [2013] IESC 28 http://t.co/hXZOznIAct ->
  • Japanese government considering copyright term extension http://t.co/5MI5RAuQOH